Many praised Thuli after she immediately went to report an alleged gender-based violence incident at the police station, without informing social media first.
After withdrawing the charges during Maphorisa’s bail hearing, social media came for Thuli and they have not backed down.
Yesterday the couple released joint statements basically informing the public that they have resolved their relationship woes privately. They asked people to refrain from making any more defamatory statements regarding the incident.
“Being public figures, it is unavoidable that the public, media, and their respective commercial partners all have an interest in this matter. Accordingly, they have decided to release this joint statement as the official and exclusive statement in the matter.
“The matter has received mixed public attention, causing a great deal of emotional stress on both parties involved. It is on this basis that the parties have elected to resolve this matter privately through their respective management and legal teams. Consequently, Phongolo has since withdrawn the charges laid against Sekowe.”
Their statements continue, “Both parties have noted with concern, the disparaging, defamatory and (in some instances) untrue remarks, statements and reports emanating from the incident and view these in a serious light. The parties reserve their rights to individually pursue legal action against people making defamatory and/or false statements in relation to this matter.”
Social media users are having a field day with their statements. Some have anticipated this move from Thuli while others are shocked by this. Forever Yena started trending with tweeps taking digs at the couple:
A rare picture of Maphorisa and Forever Yena Thuli Phongolo: pic.twitter.com/V0xZTrz71x
— ツ O R I (@Ori_RSA) May 15, 2023
“We are trying to enjoy our mjolo in peace after the likkle fight we had and you are all making it so difficult , so we will sue your asses if you keep running your mouth
Basically what they said https://t.co/Vs5rd6mZ5s
— Andani (@andanihangwi) May 15, 2023
Forever yena. pic.twitter.com/8vgPoBOhzZ
— Shandu_ka_Putin (@Bng_polite) May 15, 2023
Forever yena! pic.twitter.com/CusNPmt6Qp
— Mam’Yangchaza (@MaZuluOmuhlez) May 15, 2023
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